A successful season across the age groups for the boys hockey ranging from U11 - U15. On the back of the boys' dominance in hockey across the region, a number of pupils from Years 5 - 7 will be attending the Devon Development Centre in June.
The Devon Development Centre provides selected players with the opportunity to compete in the SW Games, to attend a new Devon World Cup Festival (Year 7) and to be in with a chance of being selected to attend the Devon Academy Trials in the Autumn.
A summary of the season's results:
U11 Boys - Devon Hockey Champions and West National Qualifiers.
U13 Boys - Devon Hockey Champions and West National Qualifiers. The U13s also won all of their fixtures throughout the season.
U14 Boys - Devon Hockey Champions and undefeated throughout the Devon tournament, winning 3-0 v Exeter in the final. The U14s were also West National Qualifiers and undefeated at the regionals with 3 draws and 1 win.
U15 Boys - Undefeated throughout the 2018 season.
Overall, brilliant results across the board.
Congratulations to students, presented yesterday with their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards by Prince William and David Weir CBE, London marathon winner and paralympian. Also in attendance was Mr David Clark, who has given D of E support to the school for over 40 years.
The group, Will Johnson, Tim Peng, Elizabeth Baker, Caitlin Blackmore Da Silva, Toby Engelking, Caitlin Walden and Lizzie Nicholas along with Head of Outdoor Learning, Richard Hathway were all invited to the celebratory garden party at Buckingham Palace.
More photos of the event and presentation are available on our Facebook page.
Thirty pupils from Years 7 to 9 took part in the National U14 Road to Wimbledon Competition on Saturday 5th May. Glorious sunshine and strawberries and cream paved the way for some excellent tennis.
Millie McLintock and Toby Watts won their events and will now take up representative honours at the County round in July.
Year 12 biology students were treated to a seminar with internationally renowned British Professor, Robert Winston - a medical doctor, scientist and television presenter, also known for his work in developing IVF treatments in the UK . Year 9 and 10 students also attended a talk, 'Why Bother With Science?' with Professor Winston later on in the day.